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[*] Post 496922 posted on 22-7-2015 at 20:12 Reply With Quote
Another Earth?

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/another-earth-nasa-hints-at-planetary-discovery-1.2481555?hootPostID=cc8d57b304122b7c20aee26014b0 e81f


But on Wednesday, NASA hinted that the latest discovery may be one of the most earth-like planets ever found.
"Exoplanets, especially small Earth-size worlds, belonged within the realm of science fiction just 21 years ago," a press release by the agency said. "Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years -- another Earth."
The suggestive statement already has the Internet abuzz with theories that the agency might have found a planet capable of sustaining life.
To find out if NASA really has discovered "another Earth," the agency is encouraging space exploration fans to tune into a livestream of Thursday's teleconference, and to check out their Kepler mission website.
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[*] Post 496923 posted on 22-7-2015 at 20:15 Reply With Quote

Sounds exciting
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[*] Post 496937 posted on 23-7-2015 at 12:39 Reply With Quote

Whilst I am cautiously optimistic, but, from some of the things I have listened to over the years, the requirements for a planet to sustain life are far more stringent than those for those living in the habitable zone. IIRC Venus and Mars are both on the periphery of the zone, and the moon is absolutely in the middle of it (;)). It will be interesting.
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